Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0783


[photo] Sentinel Rock, Yosemite Valley

Date: 1896
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 26 inches (51 x 66 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F.S."
Verso: l/c "Sentinel Rock. / Yosemite Valley. / Painted by / Fred Swanwell. / Feb. 1896.
Provenance: private collection by 2006
Citations: personal communication with the owner, 2006
Attribution: The painting is not by Frederick Schafer, it is by Fred Swanwell. It is included in the catalog because the signature "F.S." suggests that it might be attributed to Frederick Schafer. Other paintings, similarly signed, can be found in the discussion of Signatures with initials only.
Site: Merced River in Yosemite Valley, California
Note: The signature inscription "F.S." on the front of the painting and the name "Fred Swanwell" on the back appear to be in the same hand.

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